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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hissing at my cat

I've started hissing at Thomas when he tries to bite me. It ACTUALLY seems to have some effect.

He looks at me like I'm crazy and walks away.

I didn't think it would work because when Kitty hisses at Thomas he completely ignores her. This might actually work as a training technique. I'm hopeful.

Thomas ignores:
Shouting
Hand Clapping
Pennies in Can
Water (Sprayed on him)
etc.

This is good. Just wanted to share.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 12:30 AM
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That's cool. Tho I reserve hissing for those times I really want to make a critically important point. I suppose biting would be one of those times if there's no other way. He may look at you like he thinks you're crazy, but I'm sure he gets the message.

Pam Bennett-Johnson endorses hissing, so it is a professionally recognized communication technique.
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Pam Bennett-Johnson endorses hissing, so it is a professionally recognized communication technique.
Heehee, too bad it doesn't work on humans

One of my kids made a hissing sound at Pepper and she puffed up her tail It seems that hissing can get the message across pretty effectively

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I hiss at Kobi pretty regularly....Maggie never does anything that deserves it. Haven't tried it on Goofball (aka Holly) yet, but then she really hasn't done anything to deserve it either...


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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 01:48 PM
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Well why didn't I think of that one???? My Kyesi is adorable and even when she plays she never sticks her claws out Melissa on the other hand is completely crazy she'll start off nicely and then scratch and bite till she draws blood but then she can be sooooo loveable at other times lol
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I guess that makes sense, doesn't it? I read the same thing about slow-blinking back and forth . .. Since they do it to us, they understand when we do it to them. So hissing is another thing they understand, since it's in their repertoire. Next we'll be peeing in their litterbox with precision accuracy.


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Next we'll be peeing in their litterbox with precision accuracy.
ROFLMAO!!!!!!
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Hey, I'm already marking my things with my scent; that's probably next.
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Whoa, looks like some of us are taking this cat behavior a little too far

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Hey...there are worse places to go than a clean litterbox. I speak from experience


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